Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders: this includes the management of a wide variety of disorders, injuries and local manifestations of systemic conditions. Foot deformities, infections and injuries not only limit your mobility, but can detrimentally affect your health and quality of life.
The role of the Chiropodist is to maintain and improve patient mobility, to alleviate foot pain, provide health education and thereby improving one’s quality of life. A Chiropodist provides care to a diverse range of patients and can specialize in the following areas:
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Sport Injuries
- Biomechanical Assessment and Gait Analysis
- Podiatric Soft Tissue Surgery
- Wound Care
Effective practice requires a high degree of manual dexterity, diagnostic skills, a caring and professional attitude and effective communication skills. Did you know that chiropody services are covered under your extended personal health insurance?